Allscripts Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
433 Reviews

2.8
433 Reviews
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Allscripts CEO Paul Black
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance was good until latest management change (in 32 reviews)

  • Work from home option (required if implementation consultant) (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Maintaining work /life balance caused some employees to seek other job options (in 14 reviews)

  • Senior management changes it's direction every couple of months (in 16 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Ok place to work, hard organization to advance within.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Support Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Allscripts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Medical software industry is where there are lots of opportunities. They need to eliminate their redundant software and get it all to one integrated platform.

    Cons

    Products are released with logs of bugs and known issues. Planning and forecasting behind the scenes is not always done to maintain application performance. Can be clickish when it comes to management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management went from the free spending Glenn to the very corporate dollar minded Paul Black.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A group of people passionate about their work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allscripts full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The company provides good benefits and interesting projects. There is a focus on working with employee's strengths instead of trying to backfill on weaknesses.

    Cons

    The company lost a lot of strong talent when they chose to offer relocation instead of the ability to work remotely. For employees who worked with multiple teams around the world, requiring a specific location didn't make sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was good in 2007, till the Merger with Eclypsis

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interface Support Manager  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Interface Support Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Allscripts full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Environment of people; pretty competent managers; and usually on the verge of new Technologies customary for the Marketplace.

    Cons

    Becoming a company that Outsources and cares more about the metrics than their clients and Software.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to your client's and staff, then the numbers game of metrics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Heading in the right direction

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allscripts

    Pros

    Great CEO strong vision for where the company needs to go

    Cons

    Poor execution on company vision from low level management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    The Worst Leaders

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Allscripts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You can be lazy and keep your job

    Cons

    Everything about this company is backwards

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Performance does not matter, favorism does

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Allscripts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    "Ok" benefits, some knowledgeable people to work with.

    Cons

    Senior management changes it's direction every couple of months. They keep on changing roles and responsibility of people. If you are on senior management side, you get all the appreciation regardless of your performance. People get promoted just because they were close to senior management regardless of their performance. If you are on other side of management, no matter how good you perform, you won't get appreciation.Senior management encourage politics, favoritism and manipulation. Senior management and people close to them, manipulate stories and turn it into blunt lie. People close to senior management are spreading lot of negativity, which is adversely effecting work environment and quality of product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring senior management which respect hardworking and smart employees and give appreciation when it is due instead of keep on promoting people close to them regardless of performance. And also they concentrate on delivery of product and not concentrating on politics for creating their own kingdom

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Outsourcing and corporate greed have ruined this company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Specialist
    Current Employee - Support Specialist

    I have been working at Allscripts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you're in upper management, you're making money. Top brass always gets their cash. If you live in India, you'll probably be very successful. Other than that, the only Pros are: Better than digging ditches. Get to work indoors. Not active combat. No risk of being attacked by wildlife.

    Cons

    Look through these "reviews", the only positive ones come from employees in India.
    During the last few years, Allscripts has cut benefits and compensation meanwhile, they're sending more and more jobs to India. There have been constant changes in management and everyone wants to be the boss but, no-one wants to take responsibility. Employee training is awful an no-one cares because they can use that as an excuse not to promote or compensate employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so self-serving. Think about your employees and your customers, not just lining your own pockets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Just gets worse

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allscripts full-time

    Pros

    Practically none. That seems to have been the case for some time.

    Cons

    Outsourcing. Poor products. Lack of real leadership. Company does not care it's people at all. Seems to be something added or changed every month that makes life at Allscripts worse. Many good people have moved on leaving offshore hires who have no idea what they are doing and for the most part cannot use the English language.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your ship is sinking

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    5+ great years working and growing in an organization that is a leader in Healthcare IT.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Support Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Allscripts full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great organization to develop extensive knowledge and experience in Healthcare IT.

    Cons

    Cost cutting measures in the past year or so may be contributing to employee disatisfaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cost cutting measures are understandable, but understand the true impact cutting costs has on the client experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sales, sales, sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Allscripts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice office spaces. Very recognizable color scheme for company shirts.

    Cons

    Everything in the company all about short term sales and when they don't happen the development people become the scapegoats. Most of the old values and old leaders are gone. Don't really see people getting promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have some smart, hard working employees who really care about the company. Stop rewarding cronies and pay attention to the good people on the front lines and in the trenches.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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